Belfast Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 640km2
  • Local Authorities Belfast, Lisburn and Castlereagh

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2019 2.02 (36/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2019 34.83 (46/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2019 41.77 (47/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2019 343.69 (38/63)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2018 8.58 (32/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 7.21 (48/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2019 22.18 (23/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2019 17.33 (23/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2019 20.36 (17/63)
  • Population Aged 45-66 (%) 2019 26.36 (35/63)
  • Population Aged 67+ (%) 2019 13.77 (42/63)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 21.85 (18/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 18.06 (34/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 60.09 (44/63)
  • Housing Stock 2019 219,000 (13/63)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2021 5.32 (52/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2018 70.3 (52/63)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) November 2020 6.19 (45/63)

Size

  • Population 2019 489,540 (15/63)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2020 502.23 (25/63)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2019 40.2 (17/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2019 14.4 (2/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2018 4.58 (20/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.66 (45/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 11.9 (29/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.6 (15/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 66.14 (27/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 11.74 (22/63)
  • Number of days of poor air quality 2019 12 (61/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.96 (31/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2019 94.35 (4/63)